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A Tribute to Laura Rozo

 When we travel through life we never know when we will encounter another human whose presence and whose circumstances are so compelling that we must reach out. This is what happened when I first heard about Laura Rozo and invited her to come chat one afternoon last December.   What first struck me was that she, who was ill and dying, had more life energy in her than most peopl…

Inspiration: Breathing In Our World

My latest blog post, "Inspiration: Breathing In Our World", is featured on  Jennings Wire: The World of Success. This post dives into topics including: inspiration, imagination, and fully taking in our surroundings. Enjoy!

Nesting

I am moving...again. My family and friends are not too surprised. I seem to do this sort of thing at least every decade and sometimes even more often. For nine years I have enjoyed my mid-century modern home in a wooded sanctuary not far from the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill. Now we are moving to a condominium that was carved out of a 1937 building that once housed 30…

Inspiration

Many people have asked me what was my inspiration for Star Child. The answer to that may be simple, but what I have been learning about inspiration is in some ways more intriguing. First I looked up the word. Inspiration comes from the Latin root inspirare, meaning to breathe in. You might notice also that spirit comes from this same root word. I like to think of creative inspiration as …

Star Child Book Talk McIntyre's 5/5

Star Child Book Talk McIntyre's 5/5 Miss the StarChild book talk at McIntyre's Books? Visit the link above for a full recording. Thanks to all who came out!  "Imagine two mystical and mysterious beings descend from the heavens. What could their journey on earth possibly teach us? Only what it means to be truly human. And that is the greatest lesson of all." -- Meredith Vieira, …

Star Child Selected for 2013 Nautilus Book Award

Star Child has been selected for a 2013 Nautilus Silver Medal Award. The award program, which is in its 13th year, also recognized authors Barbara Kingsolver, Marianne Williamson and Jon Kabat-Zinn this year. Previous winners include Deepak Chopra, Desmond Tutu and The Dalai Lama.  Nautilus Book Awards: Better Books for a Better World "Gold and Silver awards are given to print boo…

McIntyre's Books – Star Child Event 5/5 2:00 p.m.

May 5th, 2 p.m. | McIntyre's Books Imagine two mystical and mysterious beings descend from the heavens. What could their journey on earth possibly teach us? Only what it means to be truly human. And that is the greatest lesson of all. — Meredith Vieira, television journalist. Terra and Marius are star children, heavenly beings who come to earth with all their special wisdom and powe…

A Mentoring Interview with Kay Goldstein

Here is the text of an interview I did for Over My Shoulder Foundation, a non profit organization that encourages mentoring: I was thrilled to be asked to do the interview: Today Kay is being interviewed by Shannon Smith, a youngster from Boston, MA. You know what? This isn’t the first time that Over My Shoulder Foundation has handed the reigns over to a young inquiring mind a…

The Only New Year’s Resolution You Need: Finding & Being your True Self

Okay, it’s that time of year. We begin our list of self improvement tasks: maybe losing that 5 pounds again, saving money, starting an exercise program, etc. There is no doubt that these can be worthwhile aspirations and can make some part of our lives work better. But they are about improving ourselves instead of really being ourselves. What if we started out believing we are accept…